FAQ

Common questions about Hello Africa Travel

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  • What is Hello Africa Travel all about?

    The name pretty much sums it up. We started Hello Africa Travel, for the love of travel – for the incredible, life-changing thing that travel is. And we wanted to make it easier for busy young people to do more of it.
    Travel isn’t something you can only do in a gap year or when you’re retired. We see it as something to be incorporated throughout a person’s life- a necessary and continuing education that deserves as much devotion as academia.

     

    We curate fun, well-rounded itineraries and take care of the major details to give you more time to explore, experience, learn and connect with the people around you and places you’re in. That way, you can have an authentic cultural experience and a vacation.

  • Why travel with Hello Africa Travel?

    1. Fun. Imagine spending sometime at adult summer camp. With only people your age. In a foreign country. With amazing food. And wine. And culture. And…

     

    2. Hassle-free. We’ve already taken care of the logistics so you don’t have to spend hours planning or waste your vacation time dealing with unforeseen issues, spending money you didn’t budget for, or stressing about, well, anything.

     

    3. Insider knowledge. We already know the best spots, how to get there, and what’s cool about them. This means you don’t have to spend your time abroad on your phone looking up Yelp reviews and reading Wikipedia.

     

    4. A Squad. Solo travel is great but it’s a blast to travel with a crew. At the same time, we know how hard it is to plan African travel with friends. Between varying work schedules, budgets, and personalities, it can be super frustrating to try to organize trips with multiple people. Going on a Hello Africa Travel trip means you’ll always be travelling with 7-14 people around your age, all open to meeting new people, trying new things, and having a good time.

     

    5. No Pressure. Hello Africa Travel allows you to travel with people without the pressure of feeling like you have to do everything together. You can spend the whole day wandering around by yourself and still have people to get dinner with at the end of the day. Even if you sign up with friends, it’s easier for you to break away on your own for a bit in a group setting like this.

  • Who goes on Hello Africa Travel trips?

    Our trips are designed for people aged 25- 35 who are looking to travel more and meet like-minded people along the way.

     

    We get a lot of questions about who goes on our trips so here is a breakdown of what to expect on a trip:

     

    Average age: 28 (most fall between 26 and 32)
    80% go alone
    60-70% women, 30-40% men
    60% say they are single and looking to mingle
    90% are college graduates
    75% live in big cities
    100% want to travel

     

    The most important thing to know is that everyone on our trips chooses to be there, so already you know they are most likely outgoing, open to new experiences, looking to meet new people, and ready to have a good time.

  • How big are the groups?

    Groups fall between 10 and 15 people. We cap the number of people on each trip to cultivate a sense of community without making you feel like you’re part of a herd. Plus, smaller numbers allow us to more easily assimilate into the local community.

  • Ok, I'm in. Now what?

    Great! Once you’ve decided which trip you want to join, click the “book” button on the trip page. This will take you to a secure booking page. Here you can enter your info, and click book. All booking is submitted on a conditional basis, meaning your trip is not confirmed until we have approved you and received your payment (deposit or full).

     

    If you pay in full, your spot and price are guaranteed and you’re set! If you only want to pay the deposit initially, you have until 60 days before your trip to pay the rest. Keep in mind, the deposit guarantees your spot but the price isn’t guaranteed until paid in full.

     

    Once you submit, you will receive a confirmation email from us that you are booked.

     

    Book your flight only after you get a green light from us and make sure to check the trip details to see if you need to arrive by a certain time.

     

    We’ll be sending you lots of reminders leading up to trip so you’re well prepared.

     

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or text. If you’d like to talk with someone before booking, let us know and we’ll schedule a call!